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Digital transformation is giving IT spending a big boost

Financial services and manufacturing are now at the forefront, new IDC data suggests

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How to check the Microsoft Update Catalog with any browser

Microsoft says it'll fix the Update Catalog's dependency on ActiveX someday, but you can bypass IE right now if you know the trick

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New challenger joins Rust to topple C language

Zig interfaces closely with existing C code, but helps avoid common programming problems and security hazards

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Fumbled fixes highlight problem with Windows 10 cumulative updates

Plagued by ongoing issues caused by a printing bug, Microsoft needs to come clean about its process for fixing the problem

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VMware pins hybrid cloud hopes on IBM, AWS, Azure

With little uptake for its public cloud, VMware's hybrid plans are now moving to encompass third parties

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Dream on if you think spies will reveal their exploits

Governments will hide and exploit vulnerabilities as long as they can, even if that risks criminals getting their hands on them too

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New Google tool cuts JavaScript code down to size

Google's Ignition interpreter lowers memory consumption -- and that's only the beginning for this V8 engine component

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Cloud player Rackspace goes private in $4.3B deal

A private equity firm has signed an agreement to buy major cloud player Rackspace for $4.3 billion

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Mozilla launches free website security scanning service

Observatory tool checks not for code vulnerabilities but for server configuration options and security mechanisms

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CrossOver for Android promises Windows app compatibility, but only on Intel

Long-awaited Windows emulation app for Android is finally available for early beta testing, but with no support for ARM devices, its audience is likely to be small

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At HP, baby boomers allege age discrimination

Federal lawsuit points to CEO's own statements about firm's hiring goals

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Apple patches iOS security flaws found in spyware targeting activist

Government-hired hackers used three previously unknown vulnerabilities in Apple's iOS to target an activist in the United Arab Emirates

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Intel spreads 3D NAND to inexpensive consumer and enterprise SSDs

Intel's new SSDs include the consumer 600p SSDs, which are priced at $69 for a 128GB model and $359 for a 1TB drive

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Cisco starts patching firewall devices against NSA-linked exploit

Cisco has released some fixed versions of its Adaptive Security Appliance firewalls, and more patches are expected

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Linux at 25: A pictorial history

The open source operating system celebrates its 25th anniversary this month

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Pay more, get less: T-Mobile, Sprint undercut net neutrality

Customers are up in arms, and the FCC must finally draw the lines with open internet regulations

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Microsoft reveals new features in C# 7.0

Version 7.0 offers tuples and pattern matching along with performance and coding improvements

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KB 3187022 fixes MS16-098/KB 3177725, but not for Windows 10

Let's see how long it will take for Win10 customers to recover from the bad double-printing problem caused by the faulty security patch

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